Dear Family and Friends,
This week was pretty great! We had 22 lessons! It was a struggle to get that last one; we went to like 7 less active member's houses until someone was finally home, but we got it!
The weather was awful this week. We didn't ride our bikes very much, only about 20 miles total, because it was super windy. Sister S also said it was too cold, but it was like 65-70 degrees. This week is supposed to be worse so we will see how much we ride. But, we were the only ones in our District that didn't go over our miles!!!! Thanks to our super awesome bikes.
Also, on Friday, I experienced my first earthquake. We were doing our nightly planning and the table and refrigerator started shaking. It wasn't bad at all, but still, my first earthquake :) I believe it was a 5.1.
We now have 4 progressing investigators: Bill (it was his birthday yesterday :)), Jackie, Yolanda, and Wendy. I think Yolanda is golden. She has great questions, and really wants to learn! They are all striving for a testimony of the Book of Mormon, so Sister S and I are working hard with them and answering their questions through the Book of Mormon. It has been a great week working with them!
We also met Mary; she's our new investigator. She is 73 years old, and has decided she wants help with her Family History. Since Sister S and I are experts, NOT, we decided to help her. We can use a computer a little better than she can, but that's about it. Haha. No, but we actually have been able to find her mother, father, and uncle. We are building her family tree, and she is so excited. I love Family History!!
This week we also had the most interesting meal ever. We went to the Lee's and ate spaghetti...except she wouldn't let us use plates or forks. She dumped the spaghetti and sauce in the middle of the table and told us to dig in. It was quite disgusting! I have no idea why she decided to do that! It was so weird. We just used the garlic bread to pick up the spaghetti so it was a little less gross, but it was still nasty!
On Saturday we also had a Sister's conference! We went down to Rancho Cucamonga and watched the Sister's Conference, broadcasted from Salt Lake, with all the other Sister's in our Mission. It was a great experience! I have a few great quotes I'd like to share with you:
"We are covenant making daughters. Making covenants protects, prepares, and empowers us". -Rosemary M. Wixom
"Everyone is welcome to walk the path of eternal life" - Rosemary M. Wixom
"We need to not only love each other more, but love each other better" - Bonnie L. Oscarson
"All the easy things the church has to do have been done. It's hard work now!" - Linda K. Burton
"Here I am send me...The Lord needs women like that say this" - Linda K. Burton
"Help wanted: parents to bring up their kids in the gospel, serve as mentors, listen and act to promptings, live the gospel daily, to do temple and family history, to be missionaries, to be rescuers, to be convent keepers and to stand firm, and to be true disciples of the Lord, Jesus Christ" - Linda K. Burton
"Our trials are perfectly chosen for us. People have been chosen to help us through our trials, and we have been chosen to help others through their trials". -Henry B. Eyring
"Heavenly Father smiles on you when He sees you help a women on the covenant path of God. He sees you as what you'll become. When you progress, Heavenly Father is pleased. Now we have a great responsibility" - Henry B. Eyring
Hope everyone has a great week! Love you all,
Pictures: Crazy Californian House, Weird Spaghetti Dinner, and Sister M from the MTC and I!